Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

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The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a private, non-profit organization in the United States that provides accreditation to post-secondary educational institutions. It is recognized by the United States Department of Education as an independent accrediting agency.[1] Established in 1965,[2] it is based in Arlington, Virginia.

The U.S. Department of Education identifies the scope of ACCSC recognition as the accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering non-degree programs or associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in programs that are "predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and institutions that offer programs via distance education."[3]

As of 2010, ACCSC reported that it extended accreditation to 789 schools with a combined enrollment of more than 250,000 students.[4]

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  1. ^ Accreditation in the United States: Regional and National Institutional Accrediting Agencies, U.S. Department of Education, retrieved February 28, 2012 
  2. ^ "Overview / About". ACCSC Website. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Accreditation in the United States: Regional and National Institutional Accrediting Agencies, U.S. Department of Education, retrieved February 28, 2012 
  4. ^ "Testimony of Dr. Michale S. McComis Before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions" (PDF). Full Committee Hearing - For-Profit Schools: The Student Recruitment Experience. United States Senate. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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